Engineering Mechanics - Statics, 6 credits (TMME07)

Mekanik - statik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Carl-Johan Thore

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Schmidt
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CDPU Design and Product Development, M Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Design and Product Development, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Basic courses in calculus and algebra

Intended learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to give the students an understanding knowledge of the basic laws of classical mechanics, and to give them the ability to independently apply these laws on concrete mechanical problems. After the course the student should be able to:

  • define the fundamental concepts used in mechanics as presented in the course, such as force, moment, static equilibrium and center of mass and center of gravity.
  • perform free-body diagrams of bodies
  • calculate forces and do equilibrium analysis for a mechanical system in static rest.
  • analyse mechanical system with friction.
  • derive some of the relations which are included in the course.
  • interpret and solve practical engineering problems.
  • identify obviously unreasonable results

Course content

Statics and vectors: Introduction. Review of elementary vectors. Reduction of force system. Equilibrium of rigid bodies. Distributed forces. Trusses. Friction. Centroids. Moments of inertia of areas.

Teaching and working methods

The lectures cover important sections and can include not only theory but also illustrative examples and experiments. Problem solving is assigned in connection with lectures.


TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 56 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Courses in Engineering Mechanics-dynamics, Solid Mechanics and Applied Mechanics.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Schmidt


Carl-Johan Thore

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

J.L. Meriam and L.G. Kraige: Engineering Mechanics Statics and Dynamics, SI-version, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
J.L. Meriam and L.G. Kraige: Engineering Mechanics Statics and Dynamics, SI-version, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 6 credits

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